Born from the alliance of 5 grape varieties: Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsault and Counoise, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge Vieilles Vignes (made with grapes from old vines) is our main wine. The vineyards for it encircle the estate buildings, running over the slopes and terraces of Les Cabrières, in the northern part of the appellation area. Surrounded by pine, green oak, almond trees and the scents rising from Garrigue heathland, the vines play over a variety of soils that are typical of the wealth of Châteauneuf-du-Pape terroir: big river-rolled pebbles mixed with brown clay –Châteauneuf-du-Pape’s famous ‘galets’! – and blond sand. A true mosaic of terroirs which, once combined, gives our Châteauneuf-du-Pape distinctive typicity and complexity.
Combining finesse and elegance, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge Cuvée Vieilles Vignes by La Millière embodies the excellence of its terroir. With its great cellaring potential, this wine needs to wait 4 to 5 years before it unveils the complexity of its aromas and flavours.